Home > Mental health > Brain > News News All sections in Mental Health » Alcohol » Brain » Disorders » Drugs » Living with Mental Illness » Mental Health in SA » Stress » Treatment » Mental Health News Why it's great to learn a second language According to researchers, people who speak two languages are among other things better able to focus on key information. Ask CyberShrink » Talk Heart to heart forum » How brain injury affects you Transparent brains There’s an actual health reason why you should do good There is a way to cope with the volume of stressful events we are exposed to on a near-daily basis. Trusting a stranger may be a case of déjà vu Research has shown that our brains use a learning mechanism in which moral information encoded from past experiences guides our future choices. Man ‘wakes up’ after 15 years in vegetative state After a team of doctors tried using a nerve stimulating technique on a man who has been in a vegetative state for more than 15 years. He's now classified as being "minimally conscious". Head injuries in sport may cause up to 7% decrease in thinking skills Researchers have found that boxers and mixed martial arts fighters have higher levels of certain brain proteins that reflect brain injury. Your brain loves poets, but may not know it A Welsh study suggests that people intuitively enjoy poetry, even if they don't understand why. SEE: What does the brain of a genius look like? Perhaps the answer lies in one of the greatest minds of our time: Albert Einstein? Here’s why eating makes you feel good Naturally occurring opioids which produce a sense of pleasure make us want to eat. See how the world’s first human head transplant will work Human head transplants might not be far off... Mercury in fish may raise ALS risk High mercury levels may be linked to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a disease that can lead to paralysis and death. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Live healthier Effects on your brain? » 5 ways to get more seafood into your diet Mercury in fish may raise ALS risk Is it bad for your brain if you literally never eat fish? Calling all grown-ass picky eaters! Eeewwww! » ‘Why is my cough worse at night?’ SEE: When you cough, this is what happens to your body Can you get sick if someone coughs on you? The fine saliva mist emitted by a cough remains suspended in the air for up to 10 minutes.